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Feel Better After Thyroidectomy
Completely exhausted 1 wk post total thyroidectomy and on Synthroid 100. When will I feel better and when should levels be checked. I don't have cance?
Ask your surgeon: You asked the question about cancer. By now you should know if you were treated for thyroid cancer or not. If you don't know, you need to ask your surgeon. I'm guessing you don't, since you were placed on synthroid. Levels aren't usually checked for about 6 weeks. It takes quite a while for the level to drop after surgery, and quite a while for the level to stabilize on a new dose ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroidectomy 2011. Fatigue, fullness/noise in ears, anxiety, depression, achy joints. Tsh is 20.76. When will I feel better? Levo inc. 3 days ago
Hypothyroidism: Your TSH level is quite high and should be brought down to below 5. Many of your symptoms may be related to your lack of adequate thyroid hormone replacement. You also have a new born which adds to the stress and fatigue. Are you dealing with postpartum depression? You may a tleast temporarily need an antidepressant while your thyroid hormone is normallized levels which may take several months. ...Read more
Yes: General anesthesia can make some patients very sick with nausea or even vomitting. Thyroidectomy can also cause neck pain and general anesthesia can cause a sore throat due to intubation! subtotal thyroidectomy can lead to hypothyroidism with symptoms of lethargy, weakness, cold intolerance and weight gain. ...Read more
How long after total thyroidectomy feel pressure or tension when looking up? Turning head to the side feels ok. What to do? Thyroid removed on 4/15/13
How long after a partial thyroidectomy does a patient begin to feel the results of lesser thyroid hormone?
Developed hematoma on right side of the incision after total Thyroidectomy. 3 weeks after it feels like the hematoma has shifted towards the middle and pressing against my trachea. Is this normal for healing process? Can hematomas expand or grow?
Hematoma: A hematoma after surgical procedure such as thyroidectomy is not considered a normal part of the healing process. It is considered a complication after surgery. Many hematomas need to be drained to avoid putting excessive pressure on the trachea. If you feel like it is expanding or enlarging , you do need to see your doctor as soon as possible or go to the ER. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel dizzy and weak 4 days after hemi-thyroidectomy? When do I get concerned about hormone replacement?
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to feel somewhat weak after any procedure that requires general anesthesia. If you had only a hemithyroidectomy, the remaining thyroid lobe should be adequate to make enough to meed the needs of your body for thyroid hormone, but it is important to have periodic blood tests to be sure that your levels are adequate. ...Read more
Had total thyroidectomy due to thyroid cancer 7 weeks ago; voice get tired after talking for awhile. Normal side effect and when will it get better?
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